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The Black Girl Next Door by Jennifer Baszile
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Nov 28, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: teens-and-adults

This is the autobiography of an African-American woman who grew up in a wealthy, mostly white city. The book revolves around the issues of being black in a white world, but in addition deals with her issues with her ambitious parents.
I did enjoy this book very much. I do have some questions. One, I couldn't figure out why Rosa Parks was a much better costume than Harriet Tubman, and why Baszile was okay with that. Second, I was curious about what happened to her parents: whether they stayed together and maintained the "perfect" family or if they divorced. It is interesting that apparently they supported her writing this book, even though it sometimes paints them in a not very good light. I also wondered about her boyfriend Rick--I assume they went their separate ways.

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